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math and reading scores

As Republicans stress political fiction over facts, students’ math and reading scores fall

GOP remedy for the decline? More of the policies that may have prompted it 

Elizabeth Warren shows she understands education in ways charter advocates did not

Linking housing and education gets at the root of the problem in our education system

Black college students in Illinois get the short end of the financial stick

Illinois is spending more on higher ed overall but less on financial aid, as pension plans gobble funding

Many HBCUs are teetering between surviving and thriving

These storied schools are largely responsible for the nation’s black middle class. They are also on the brink of financial ruin.

Impact funds pour money into ed tech businesses

Will tracking outcomes such as student engagement and school climate be helpful?

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Lynette Stewart lifts her son Quincy, 3, up to a rock at George Rocky Graham Park in Marin City, California.

$5.5 billion will expand care for thousands of kids in California, but it may not be enough

As presidential candidates propose investment in child care and paid leave on a national scale, California’s success or failure could act as a bellwether.

When the children leave: What’s left after a mass exodus of young people from Puerto Rico?

Hundreds of vacant schools span the island; residents are trying to take those buildings and remake them into community spaces

developmental preschool

Preschool for children with disabilities works, but federal funding for it is plummeting

Special education programs for preschoolers with disabilities are required by law. But as the number of students needing services has doubled, funding per child has decreased 40% in two decades

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